NBA 2K13 announces Executive Producer Jay-Z

Grammy Award Winning rapper, producer and entrepreneur Jay-Z was announced as the Executive Producer for the new NBA 2k13 Basketball game and will be in charge of the 24-song soundtrack.

“This has been a unique opportunity to collaborate with 2K Sports and be a part of one of the best sports video games in history,” Jay-Z said in a statement. ” ‘NBA 2K13’ will be the next evolution in sports and basketball culture, and I’m ready to usher in the new era of the franchise.”

Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports, said Jay-Z transcends music and his early involvement in the title’s off-court activities reflects the artist’s creative vision and presentation.

“Jay-Z’s role represents a unique fusion of basketball, music, art and entertainment, and illustrates the evolution of ‘NBA 2K’ into something much bigger than simply the best basketball video game series ever made,” Argent said. “He was obsessed with authenticity and he really wanted to add his influence early on to make the experience better.

Argent said Jay-Z’s influence would be felt immediately in the game, starting during its video introduction. Jay-Z also handpicked the game’s soundtrack with tracks from U2, Puff Daddy, Coldplay, Kanye West and even some of his own creations.

Here is the 24 song track list from NBA 2K13:
Coldplay – “Viva La Vida”
Daft Punk – “Around The World (Radio Edit)”
The Dirty Projectors – “Stillness is the Move”
Eric B. and Rakim – “I Ain’t No Joke”
Jay-Z – “The Bounce”
Jay-Z – “H.A.M. (Instrumental)
Jay-Z – “On To The Next One”
Jay-Z – “Public Service Announcement”
Jay-Z – “Pump it Up (Freestyle)”
Jay-Z – “Run this Town”
Kanye West – “Amazing”
Kanye West – “Mercy (featuring Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz)”
Kanye West – “We Major (featuring Nas & Really Doe)
Meek Mill – “Ima Boss – Instrumental”
Mobb Deep – “Shook Ones, Pt. II”
The Hours – “Ali in the Jungle”
Justice – “Stress”
Nas – “The World is Yours”
Phoenix – “1901”
Puff Daddy and the Family – “Victory (featuring Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes)
Roy Ayers – “We Live in Brooklyn, Baby”
Santigold – “Shove It (featuring Spank Rock”
Too Short – “Blow the Whistle (Main)”
U2 – “Elevation”